Policy research for knowledge and governance problems

Rigor synchronizes to the heartbeat of your research. Together, we'll empower your organization to effect meaningful change.

Research that reveals the other sides

From data to knowledge to wisdom, Rigor quantifies your potentials by telling a story painted elegantly with facts. We craft empirical research so you can visualize findings from the perspectives of unique audiences.

Rigor's multi-method approach crosses research disciplines to deliver collaborative, quality results. Let's work together to create the knowledge your organization needs to bridge itself into the brightest imaginable future.


Day-to-Day Knowledge Solutions

Whether you are just formulating the question, in the midst of research, examining impact, or working on the final report – we are happy to collaborate anytime.

Technology Transfer and Open Science

Knowledge of standards and governance ensures that new technologies are valid, effective, socially and ethically acceptable. We examine adaptability of individual solutions and open knowledge flows between research frameworks and sectors of the economy.

Emergency Research

Our approach embraces emergency, rapid response, cross-border and cross-jurisdictional knowledge production. Rigor has the capacity to research globally, conduct studies in situ, and document rapidly progressing phenomena.

Igor Gontcharov

Distinguished with a Ph.D. in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Igor collaborates with leading experts in science policy and has presented his research around the world. He has researched and published in the fields of standard setting, regulation and governance, sociology of law, and ethics.

Igor was a Senior Fellow at the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society and earned a diploma in Justice System Administration. He developed his "Critical Knowledge Mobilization" approach during postdoctoral training at McMaster University which debates the limitations of knowledge transfer, translation, and implementation science.